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  1. The more I watch of him, the more I think a good comparison would be an "under-25" Jamal Lewis; prior to him wearing down. They're both big backs that seem to use their size as an advantage, most times falling forward, and often able to slug out an extra yard or two at the end of a run using their momentum. The other thing that stands out to me is they both run with a low center of gravity; keeping their feet close to the ground and constantly churning. I think this is really important for backs that well inside the tackles. Long striders make for a larger target, don't change direction as quickly, struggle more with initial contact, and have trouble getting through the garbage at the LOS, On the flipside though, I could see Fournette not being able to turn the corner in the NFL as well as he did in college, because he doesn't have that sprinter's burst or great initial acceleration. I think he's gonna be good; possibly great. I do think it depends on where he goes and how he's used. If he ends up somewhere he can be a bell-cow on early downs, and a team has patience to get him the ball 18-20 times a game, I can see him consistently gaining decent chunks of yardage, and having enough long speed to break off the occasional 20+ yarder. On the flipside, he was hardly used as a receiver out of the backfield, and I couldn't find hardly any video of him pass-blocking. A team could end up with a strictly two-down runner, and if his skills carrying the ball don't translate to the pro's, he might not have much value at all.
  2. Laugh my friend, but see how you fare wiping your ### lefty?
  3. On 12/26 I fell off a ladder and Landed on my wrist. X-rays showed non-displaced Scaphiod fracture and basal thumb dislocation. Was in a split till Jan 4, then a fiberglass hard cast over my wrist and forearm until last Fri. Never had an MRI or CT. Last Friday, the cast came off. X-rays showed good healing in the bone and I was given a velcro type brace. I'm still having on and off numbness in my index finger and thumb. Also, still have sharp pain when bending my wrist outward/inward, cause a "locking" feeling. However, I can use my fingers decntly and can rotate my forearm almost pain free. My question is whether the pain, "locking/catching" feeling, and on/off numbness is just part of the healing process; if I should get a 2nd opinion, follow up with my hand ortho doc, or just give it more time. I've seen improvement since Fri in general mobility of my hand and it's a massive improvement since the original injury. Swelling and constant deep ache/pain are all but gone. It's been expensive already, but I don't want to risk ending up with long term problems. Any help is much appreciated; thanks in advance.
  4. I'm a nobody; generic number in the crowd. But it always seemed like that mass of nobodys, always generally going in the same direction, with a passion and respect for what we are afforded as Americans has kept this country united since the Civil War. Slavery, racism, economic inequality... we've always struggled with significant social issues. I hope this is just media sensationalism and the state of technology that allows everyone to voice whatever they want incognito, but it feels different, like this country is really dividing and portioning itself. We've seen things like 9-11. WWII, the Civil War... really unite our nation in the past. I think the greatest thing we could see during this generation would be for folks to come together "like that" without being forced to because of circumstances.
  5. My fav is called "True Crime Brewery". The website is and they post a new episode late every Tues. evening. It's a husband and wife; middle age. Not sure what the wife does; the husband is a Dr. Each episode is about an hour They start with a craft beer review, usually from the city/state the crime they are discussing occurred in. They then cover a know murder mystery (Dateline style). They do a lot of research and even with well know cases (I.e., Casey Anthony, Madeline McCann...), they always bring new, non mainstream info. The presentation is NPR style; relaxed, but funny. The husband is the ultimate cynical, and adds a lot of good medical info. The wife drives the presentation, but has her own sense of dark humor, that keeps things light. It's a really good podcast, especially for folks that are true crime, Dateline, Discovery ID... fans. Give it a try.
  6. 1. Tried on my wife's panties. 2. Shaved my entire body, sans my pubes. 3. Saw Celine Dion AND Michael Bolton with my mom at Fair Park in Dallas in the early 90's. What do I win???
  7. I design/engineer fighter jets - The technology that goes into a 5th gen A/C is even cooler and crazier than one could dream up. - The time/money wasted by govt contractors would run a public company bankrupt in 2 months. This is across the board. Every program and every aspect of it. - Big aerospace companies don't make their $ building jets, it's the 30+ years of performing maintenance, logistics support and contionius upgrades that bring in the $.
  8. Local pregame here in Dallas alluded to one of the coaching staff saying they expected entire O to play into the 4th Q unless it's a blowout. Rookie rushing record in a big deal for Zeke and entire O line. Also, 3 full weeks until playoff game and team isn't wanting to give the players almost a month without game time.
  9. Surprised to see Reed only mentioned once or twice. When healthy, he's been WR1. In PPR, he's a 2nd rounder for me, even in a no-TE req format. He will need to be watched to make sure the conclusions and shoulder are fine going into next season.
  10. First time posting in this thread. My folks grew in central, coal mining PA. Shamokin was the town name. I'm 37 and lived there some years of my childhood. Penn State, the Phillies and Eagles were the local calling. I had a cousin that was a LB for PSU in the mid 80s. I've moved around and dug roots in Ft Worth, so I've adopted UT, but PSU is the one other school I root for and still watch weekly. This has been a great season. I figured a bad decade after Sandusky. This season was special even before yesterday. Barkley, OSU... it's been a dream. Last nights comeback was just icing on the cake. They'd have had to been perfect to make the final 4; and darn near were. Even without a shot at the CFB Title, this will still go down as one, if not my favorite season. ETA - A Rose Bowl win would be awesome. Go PSU!!! You
  11. Not to bag on you, but Frank Gore has had one of the most incredible runs any player based on all the injuries he's had. He tore both of his ACLs before he ever made it to the NFL. After his 3rd or 4th season in the league he had to have surgery on both of his ankles and. It's of his shoulders. They obviously weren't complete reconstructions, but 4 joints. Then, he had surgery on the hip at 31-32. The dude is amazing and probably shouldn't be still playing, so he's probably not the best "standard case" example. i have no clue what the future holds for Gronk. He's still fairly young and obviously a physical freak. He did, however, come into the league with a big red flag of missing an entire CFB season due to a bad back requiring major surgery. If a player breaks an arm/leg or even tears a ligament, science seems to be able to get them playing again. When it come to neck, back, head or other types of traumatic injuries that have potential long term effects, you see him players treating them differently. It would not shock me if a guy missing a second year because of a back injury, or one needing a fused bone (no clue if this is) calling it quits.
  12. Honest question, and I apologize if this has already been mentioned, but if you are so disgusted with the current state of the country and your fellow citizens, why don't you pack up your #### and move? No one is forcing you to live here. Instead of complaining in Facebook or a FF message board, take some action. I'm sure there are plenty of other nations out there that'd be happy to let you setup shop and take your tax money. No hate here; just an honest question. Good luck with all this and hope you find peace with wherever you decide to do with your life.
  13. After his first 9 games played in 2007, Peterson only played 5 more (missed 2 games), ran for a paltry 260 yards, had 4 catches and scored 4 times. Barring injury, Elliot should absolutely destroy those numbers. He is on pace for the greatest season by a rookie RB and a top-5 all-time season for a RB of any tenure.
  14. Awesome thread; awesome list. Too bad the movie snobs have to make it all about them.
  15. I've lost my 1st, 4th, 5th and 6th round picks. My QB is Carson Wentz. I'm having to start Jaquizz Rodgers at RB. My TE is on a bye and the guy I picked up might not even play. Go Jeremy Kerley and Robert Woods. I don't think I've ever rolled out a sadder roster for a given week in 16 years of FF.